An event to bid farewell to the Linda Seestedt-Stanford, dean of the College of Health and Human Sciences, will be from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Monday, July 16, at Club Illusions in the A.K. Hinds University Center.
Seestedt-Stanford, founding dean of the college, is leaving WCU for a position as vice president of health sciences at Mary Baldwin College, in Staunton, Va., where she will lead the development of graduate programs in physical therapy, occupational therapy and physician assistant studies. She is scheduled to take the post Aug. 6.
Seestedt-Stanford came to WCU in July 2007 from the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow College of Health Professions at Central Michigan University (CMU), where she served as assistant dean. Beginning in July 2010, she served a year as interim provost of WCU, succeeded in that position by Beth Tyson Lofquist in July 2011.